[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert
kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 23:38:41 UTC 2011
2011/3/11 Amon Zero <amon at doctrinezero.com>:
> 2011/3/11 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>
>> Eleven nuclear reactors in Japan have been shut down and 2 of them are on
>> red alert and thousands have been evacuated; the earthquake was so strong
>> the emergency cooling system was destroyed in those two. No radiation leaks
>> yet but Japanese officials say they are "bracing for the worst"; they can't
>> get enough water into them to cool them down. At least they still have the
>> containment building, I think.
> TV here is saying that they have containment, but temps are 150% normal and
> rising in the worst one. Coolant levels are low, with more coolant en route
> from the US. They're saying they may have to vent some "very low radiation
> vapour" to reduce the pressure. Sounds bad.
There was some talk about running on batteries, and flying new
batteries in by helicopter. Seems like a really big generator would be
a better idea, but who knows...
The crap has certainly hit the fan. Japan's economy has been in the
drink for twenty years, this isn't going to help.
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